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New virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

AP  |  Beijing 

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 people globally.

The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Saturday in Beijing: Mainland China: 1,523 deaths among 66,492 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

Hong Kong: 56 cases, 1 death

Macao: 10

Japan: 259, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death Singapore: 67

Thailand: 33

South Korea: 28

Malaysia: 21

Taiwan: 18

Vietnam: 16

Germany: 16

United States: 15. Separately, one U.S.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 15 2020. 12:32 IST